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by hasymo
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone listen to Testpattern (funky Japanese 80s synths)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Anyone listen to Testpattern (funky Japanese 80s synths)

whirlbird wrote:
Also, if Hosono and Takahashi were producing everything on that label, I should really check out more of it. Good stuff.
Yeah, I highly recommend the Yen releases, also worth looking into is Hosono's Non-Standard imprint that carried on after Yen.
by hasymo
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone listen to Testpattern (funky Japanese 80s synths)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Anyone listen to Testpattern (funky Japanese 80s synths)

Haruomi Hosono produced their only full length from '82, and the few remaining non album tracks from Testpattern all came out in Hosono-related releases, mainly the Apogee & Perigee collab album (with Hosono, Miharu Koshi, Jun Togawa and others) all of which came out on Alfa's imprint label YEN. I b...
by hasymo
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Going price for a JX-3P and PG-200
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

Re: Going price for a JX-3P and PG-200

I bought a JX-3P (without the PG200) last week for $400. Everything works minus a dead battery so no saving of custom patches. Programming with the slider is actually quite easy after just looking at the 'edit map' a few times. It's numbered very intuitively so you learn it quickly. I also like how ...
by hasymo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 76750

Re: Prophet 6

What a lovely surprise. My only gripe is that it's only 49 keys. I do however understand the reasoning for/why. NAMM this year has been huge, I'm a teeny bit mad at myself for not registering this year only because it was in Anaheim again and I didn't want to make the drive out there.
by hasymo
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are Casio CZ synth prices so high?
Replies: 38
Views: 11229

Re: Why are Casio CZ synth prices so high?

I had put up my CZ-5000 on Craigslist last year, for a few months, listed it at $200 but nobody even inquired.

It is tedious to program, but yeah, you can get cool sounds out of it.
by hasymo
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you still have your first synth?
Replies: 103
Views: 18985

Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

I still have my first synth, a Casio CZ-5000. I enjoyed it quite a lot before I got into analog synths. I'm gonna sell it soon though, since it is just sitting in the closet. I had a cz5000. Its an interesting synth, I need to try and replicate some of the weird envelope generator patches on the bl...
by hasymo
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you still have your first synth?
Replies: 103
Views: 18985

Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

I still have my first synth, a Casio CZ-5000. I enjoyed it quite a lot before I got into analog synths. I'm gonna sell it soon though, since it is just sitting in the closet.
by hasymo
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...

I also would highly recommend Greg. If the filter works on a voice but one of the VCOs does not it could be a dead CEM3340 VCO chip. I have them in stock. Yeah, if I decide to get it serviced, Greg seems to the best guy in CA for this. I'm not sure if I explained it right originally, but the louder...
by hasymo
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...

I dunno about the second guy, but I'd trust Greg M. at analogsynthservice with anything. He did a great job with an Arp Odyssey I had for a little while. I'd drop him a line and see what he can do for you. Since it's a Prophet 5, you'd want to pack it very very well, perhaps consider buying a hard ...
by hasymo
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Prophet 5 voice card/chip/cap problem...

I bought a Prophet 5 rev 3.0 this past July. Initially I had some j-wire problems, mainly re-triggering keys. I was able to fix this temporarily by cleaning the j-wire and busbar. A few hours ago, I noticed that when I played chords that only 1 note that would be built from a, say for example, 5 not...
by hasymo
Tue May 29, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio XW-P1
Replies: 21
Views: 9588

Re: Casio XW-P1

YouTube is your friend (these are all post-release, within the last month): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCe8V7njBLM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Ov5_G3-TA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICu5SmJBo9g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHOGn2kRxP8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsZ6nn2js8 http://ww...
by hasymo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: YMO Lead
Replies: 12
Views: 3885

Re: YMO Lead

No one has mentioned the name of the song OP was asking about, so it is: Cosmic Surfin' from their debut album "Yellow Magic Orchestra" 1978.